Skip to comments.Bush hits U.N. corruption
Posted on 09/15/2005 7:26:09 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
NEW YORK -- President Bush yesterday implored the United Nations to rid itself of corruption and scolded the global body for squandering the world's respect and making a mockery of human rights.
"When this great institution's member states choose notorious abusers of human rights to sit on the U.N. Human Rights Commission, they discredit a noble effort and undermine the credibility of the whole organization," Mr. Bush told the U.N. General Assembly.
In past years, Libya and Sudan have served on the commission.
"If member countries want the United Nations to be respected and effective, they should begin by making sure it is worthy of respect," he said.
Although Mr. Bush did not mention the multibillion-dollar oil-for-food debacle that has rocked the United Nations, he called on the world body to move past scandal.
"The United Nations must be strong and efficient, free of corruption and accountable to the people it serves," he said. "The United Nations must stand for integrity and live by the high standards it sets for others."
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I will gladly put one on Bush's side of the scoreboard for this one! The U.N. needs to be called out due to exactly what they are and the crimes against the world they are SUPPOSED TO BE REPRESENTING AND HELPING. Barf bucket please.
Nice job GWB.
With THis sorta "takin' the UN behind the woodshed" talk, It makes me wonder why the DUMBO-crats were wetting themselves over John Bolton ONLY.
Well said, Mister President.